Why is the ESB important now?
Work has shaped our lives for centuries and will continue to do so in the future. However, digitalisation and other socio-technological modifications will lead to a redesign of work as we know it and will have a huge impact on us. We need to be prepared for this professionally and emotionally.
In the near future organisations will be redesigned and the traditional employee model is likely to change. We will find ourselves working in organisations as external contributors, contractors and partners. We will be integrated in virtual and fluid teams with flatter hierarchies. Our boundaries in relation to location, space and time will need to be adjusted to reflect the global environment. In order to face these challenges, we will need to be adaptable, flexible and highly skilled.
With the ESB we want to shift the perception of work as a power for transformation at a personal, organisational and societal level to prepare us to meet the challenges we´ll face in the future.